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Gary Andrew Marschke

Gary Andrew Marschke, 72, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Friday, May 8, 2020, at his home in Longs. Born on Oct. 31, 1947 in Mount Kisco, N.Y., he was the son of the late Richard and Hazel Marschke. He grew up and spent many years in Baltimore. He was an avid golfer, which brought him to South Carolina in his later years. Mr. Marschke is survived by his children, David Marschke and Beth Ozazewski (Christopher); brother, Donald Marschke; sister, Dawn Schafer;  two grandchildren, Ava and Alexandra Ozazewski; and partner, Myrna MacSweyn.  He was predeceased by one grandson, Matthew Austin Marschke. …

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Bruce Duvall Gaskins

Bruce Duvall Gaskins, 71, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at his home in Loris. Mr. Gaskins was born on Dec. 31, 1948, in Wilmington, N.C., to the late Erusie Gaskins and the late Pauline Cox Gaskins.  He served his country with courage and honor in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Gaskins retired as a truck driver and was a member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. In his spare time he loved golfing, fishing, horseback riding and riding his motorcycle. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Soles Gaskins; his three sons, Richard Erusie Barnett, Darry Gaskins, …

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Turn swamp back to wetland to serve higher purpose

Turn swamp back to wetland to serve higher purpose By Bubby Vereen This is an open letter to the Mayor and City Council members of North Myrtle Beach. Please honorable Mayor and City Council members help us, the concerned citizens of North Myrtle Beach, to help stop the draining and developing of the swamp going into Cherry Grove Beach. It is the last small piece of undeveloped land we have left within the city limits and if something is not done soon it will be just another piece of concrete and steel. We already have too many vacant buildings, too …

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McLeod nurses receive DAISY Awards

Pictured from left to right are Melissa Jones, Administrative Nursing Supervisor; Van Aguilar, RN; and Nancy Barnes, McLeod Health Loris Chief Nursing Officer. McLeod Health Seacoast in Little River and McLeod Health Loris in Loris recently awarded two nurses a Daisy Award for their outstanding service and care. Haleigh Milligan, RN, a staff nurse on the Medical/Surgical floor at McLeod Health Seacoast, and Jose “Van” Aguilar, RN, a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at McLeod Health Loris, were recently announced as the May DAISY Award recipients. Milligan and Aguilar are the first recipients of the DAISY Award at …

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NMB schedules construction of oceanfront handicap ramps

The City of North Myrtle Beach has scheduled the construction of three street end dune walkovers, converting steps installed during the expansion of the parking lots back to handicap ramps. The construction schedule is as follows: 7th Avenue North – May 4-8; 15th Avenue North – May 11-15; and 17th Avenue North – May 18-22. As always, the construction dates are dependent on the weather. When construction is underway at a site, the adjacent oceanfront parking lot will be closed. The city of North Myrtle Beach began the construction of oceanfront ramps this week. The construction consists of converting the …

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Flush all onsite plumbing systems when reopening

As commercial establishments (retail stores, restaurants, etc.) and rental properties (hotels, condos, beach homes, etc.) begin to reopen in our area, the city of North Myrtle Beach requests that these water customers completely flush their onsite plumbing system. All internal plumbing lines (i.e. hot and cold water piping), water heaters, faucets and fixtures within these facilities should be flushed to purge water that may have become stagnant after low or no usage. Stagnant water can lead to poor water quality and low levels of disinfectant in the water. Disinfectants are necessary to keep the water safe for consumption. Please be …

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Deanna Marie Smith

Deanna Marie Smith, 43, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020. She was born on April 5, 1977, in Horry County, the daughter of the late Keith and Eva Isabell Lewis. She grew up in the Little River Neck section of Horry County and attended North Myrtle Beach High School. Deanna worked for Cracker Barrel in North Myrtle Beach and various other jobs in the food industry in other states she lived in. Deanna leaves to cherish her memories, two sisters, Ethell (Simon) Stanley of Little River and Carrie Barnes of North Carolina; three brothers, Keith Lewis Jr. aka Peanut …

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James Edward Smith

James Edward Smith, 83, of Little River died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on Sept. 15, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late James C. and Bertha Benesch Smith. Mr. Smith served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sonia Navitski Smith; two sons, Gregory Smith and Christopher Smith; one daughter, Denise Leubecker; one sister, JoAnne Morton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Jeffrey Smith. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service …

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Peggy Harrelson Clemons

Peggy Harrelson Clemons, 87, of Green Sea went to be with her heavenly father on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, after an extended illness. Mrs. Clemons was born on Dec. 18, 1932, in Loris to the late Harmon Quincy Harrelson and the late Minnie Pridgen Harrelson. She was a member of Green Sea Baptist Church for 57 years and currently a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Loris. She was a seamstress prior to her retirement after 25 years with Tabor Products. Mrs. Clemons will be most remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Survivors include …

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June Phoebe Ballengee Stacy

June Phoebe Ballengee Stacy, 91, of Longs was embraced by the Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was a caring sister, a devoted wife and a mother. She was also a treasured grandmother, a tireless advocate, a graceful friend and a wicked card player. She was a force to both be reckoned with and adored. Phoebe is survived by two loving sons, Steve Stacy and his wife Patty and David Stacy with his wife Renee and former wife Lisa.  “Grandma Phoebe’s” hugs will be missed by her grandchildren, Jennifer Stacy Remeta, her husband Nick, Melanie Stacy Remeta, her husband …

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